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Dental Fillings:

Advantages & Disadvantages

How do a cavity get started?

The bacteria in your dental plaque converts the sugar that you eat into the acid through the process known as fermentation. In biochemistry, it is estimated that one glucose (sugar) molecule can ferment into two molecules of pyruvic acids.
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Alternatives to dental fillings

When you have a cavity, you really only have two choices: postpone treatment or get a filling. The problem with postponing treatment is that a cavity will never go away on its own. It just gets bigger and bigger.
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Silver fillings Vs. White fillings

Silver amalgam and composite resin are the two most common materials used to restore teeth damaged by decay. There are situations where one material is preferable over the other, and similarly, there are disadvantages to both of these filling materials. Additionally, there are some health experts who question the safety of amalgam fillings and say they should not be used under any circumstances.
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The Disadvantages of Metal Fillings

At right, you can see how dark, unsightly silver fillings detract from the appearance of the teeth. This material can replace dark silver fillings and make your teeth look beautiful and natural again. But silver fillings have several drawbacks.
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Replacing Silver Fillings

Over time, amalgam fillings often absorb moisture, causing them to swell and break away from the tooth. When this happens, your tooth is no longer sealed and protected from decay. Food and bacteria can become trapped in this space, enabling cavities to form.
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Worn White Fillings on Front Teeth

Everything wears out eventually, and white plastic fillings are no exception. As white fillings in front teeth age, they absorb moisture, swell, and begin to leak.
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Prevention of Postoperative Sensitivity After Dental Fillings

Postoperative tooth sensitivity in composite restorations relentlessly continues to be a common, yet unpredictable, problem in dentistry. Such complication is even more unforgiving when the extreme sensitivities occur on teeth that were not sensitive before the restorations were placed.
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Preventing postoperative sensitivity after dental fillings

Postoperative tooth sensitivity in composite restorations relentlessly continues to be a common, yet unpredictable, problem in dentistry. Such complication is even more unforgiving when the extreme sensitivities occur on teeth that were not sensitive before the restorations were placed. Despite meticulous use of dentin bonding agents, dentists and patients are faced with the sensitivity problem daily. Sometimes the dentist needs to rework these restorations. In rare instances, the dentist has to perform root canal therapy on the painful teeth.
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